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For media enquiries, please complete the application form below or contact us on 6488 7873.

If you have any questions, please contact us at info@mccuskercentre.uwa.edu.au.

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1. Please enter your contact information
2. What course are you currently studying? (please include majors/specialisations where possible)
3. Have you applied for a McCusker Centre internship before?
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No
4. Have you completed a McCusker Centre internship before?
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5. I would like to take this internship for 6 points academic credit towards my course
Choose Yes/No
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6. Please indicate your Faculty Student Office
Select your Faculty Student Office
Arts and Law
Bachelor of Philosophy Office
Business School
Engineering and Mathematical Sciences
Health and Medical Sciences
School of Indigenous Studies
Science Student Office
Graduate Research School
Global Learning Office

The McCusker Centre will seek approval from your faculty student office on your behalf and you will be advised the outcome by the student experience to your student email account.

7. In 200 words, describe your interest and your experience (if any) in engaging in your communities and social issues more broadly (e.g. have you undertaken volunteering anywhere or done a service learning unit before, or why are you interested in joining this program?)
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8. In 200 words, tell us what you think you can bring and contribute to these organisations and their projects? Why should you be considered to be part of our internship program?
9. Which of the following areas are of most interest to you?
Choose first area of interest
Research and policy development
Community consultation and engagement
Communications and Marketing
Digital media
Information technology and data management
Business development and service improvements
Evaluation
Choose second area of interest
Research and policy development
Community consultation and engagement
Communications and Marketing
Digital media
Information technology and data management
Business development and service improvements
Evaluation
Choose third area of interest
Research and policy development
Community consultation and engagement
Communications and Marketing
Digital media
Information technology and data management
Business development and service improvements
Evaluation
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10. Which of the following community areas most interests you?
Choose first community area
Aboriginal communities
Animals and the environment
Culturally and linguistically diverse communities
Disability
Families and Children
Gender and Sexuality
Health and Mental Health
Human Rights
Older People
Poverty and Homelessness
Social Inclusion
Youth
Choose second community area
Aboriginal communities
Animals and the environment
Culturally and linguistically diverse communities
Disability
Families and Children
Gender and Sexuality
Health and Mental Health
Human Rights
Older People
Poverty and Homelessness
Social Inclusion
Youth
Choose third community area
Aboriginal communities
Animals and the environment
Culturally and linguistically diverse communities
Disability
Families and Children
Gender and Sexuality
Health and Mental Health
Human Rights
Older People
Poverty and Homelessness
Social Inclusion
Youth
11. In 100 words, what does being an ’active citizen’ mean to you?
12. Where did you hear about the McCusker Centre for Citizenship Internship Program?
Choose an option
Careerhub
McCusker Centre Facebook page
UWA Students Facebook page
Digital screens
Student email
Faculty staff/office
UWA website
Word of mouth
Other
13. Most of our internships take place locally, however a few are available regionally and interstate. Are you able to travel for an internship?
Choose an option
Yes - Regionally
Yes - Interstate
Yes - Both
No - Perth only
14. Upload your CV (accepted formats are pdf, doc and docx). You cannot progress your application until you upload your resume. This document will be forwarded upon request (if matched) to your host organisation.
15. Do you have a valid Working with Children Check?
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16. Do you have a valid Police Clearance?
Choose Yes/No
Yes, I have a valid one
No, but I understand it is my responsibility to apply for one
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In the Media

Recent Media

The young recruited to fight slavery

Eloise Skoss - Post newspaper Published in the Post Newspaper on 3 November 2018. Read how Eloise Skoss helped raise awareness about modern slavery through her internship with the Walk Free Foundation. Read the article here.

Yin & Yang - Alex Arnold and Grant Westthorp Alex Arnold Grant Westthorp Published in the West Weekend magazine on 6 October 2018. Alex Arnold and Grant Westthorp, CEO, Men's Resource Centre, Albany, discuss their common goal of developing the Well Man App, an app that helps men and boys manage their mental health and wellbeing. Read the article here.

Internship an invaluable way to gain insight Jerone Downie Published in the North West Telegraph on 26 September 2018. Read how Jerone Downie assisted youth workers working with vulnerable young people at the Youth Involvement Council Inc. Read the article here.

UWA student raises awareness about organ donation through internship Elizabeth Foster Published in the Eastern Reporter on 1 October 2018. Elizabeth Foster helped to raise awareness for organ and tissue donation through community events during her internship at the Organ Donation and Transplant Foundation of WA. Read the article here.

Not just an internship Christy Ho Published in the Fremantle Gazette on 7 September 2018. Christy Ho's internship at St Patrick’s Community Support Centre, who provide care for Fremantle's homeless and disadvantaged, involved working on the Centre's marketing and communications and frontline services. Read the article here.

Student's skills to benefit others Jesse Zhou Published in the Armadale Examiner on page 14 in the 23 August 2018 edition. Read how maths and physics student, Jesse Zhou, used his skills to develop a data collection tool at his McCusker Centre for Citizenship internship for Save the Children’s Armadale Youth Intervention Program to improve outcomes for at-risk youth here.

Communities get healthy living lift Tonya Jack Published in Mid-West Times on pg 37 in the 18th July edition. Read how Tonya Jack visited the Mid West towns of Morawa, Yalgoo and Mt Magnet to run sport programs and deliver positive health messages to children in these communities during her internship wth Fair Game here.

App to boost men's health Alex Arnold App Launch Published in Post Newspapers on page 11 in the 14th July edition. Read how intern Alex Arnold, who spent his internship designing and developing the Well Mann app with CEO of the Men's Resource Centre, Grant Westthorp, volunteered a further 350 hours to complete the app which is now available and provides boys and men around the world with tools to help manage their mental health here

Intern keen to give back with Pilbara charity Fair Game Riley Dolman Published in the Pilbara News on 10th July 2018. Read how Sports Science student, Riley Dolman, applied his skills in a real-world setting to help not-for-profit, Fair Game, deliver recycled sporting equipment, fitness and education programs to under-serviced remote Aboriginal and culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities. Riley is continuing his work with the charity and is transitioning into a secretarial role on Fair Game’s board of directors. Read more here

UWA student learns about homelessness through Foyer Oxford internship Ellen Foley 2 Published in the Guardian Express on 4th July 2018. Read how Ellen Foley helped Foyer Oxford track young people’s journey out of homelessness by compiling a report that maps and analyses the organisation’s current services and the positive outcomes these services can have on youth homelessness here

UWA student Ming Luo to visit England and share experiences of disability Ming Luo Published in the Canning Times on 7th June 2018. Read how Commerce student Ming Luo has been selected for the McCusker Centre for Citizenship Global Citizenship exchange opportunity at Durham University where she will research the legal and social environment in which people with disabilities in the UK live and make contributions to the development of events and online content to enhance the accessibility for, and inclusion of, people with disabilities here

Applecross student finishes UWA McCusker Centre for Citizenship internship with Mission Australia Emily Bell Published in the Melville Times on 30th May 2018. Read about how Emily Bell helped Mission Australia improve drug and alcohol services for young people in the Pilbara and South West here

Westminster UWA student to complete internship with Auspire Rudri 2

Published in the Eastern Reporter on 25th May 2018. Read about how Rudri Amin demonstrates the capacity and willingness of young people who are stepping forward to make a difference in their community through her internship work with Auspire – Australia Day Council WA's social inclusion programs here

Bayswater law student to take part in Global Citizenship Forum in New Zealand Madelaine photo

Published in the Eastern Reporter on 24th May 2018. Read about how Madelaine Cannell-Lunn has been selected to represent the McCusker Centre for Citizenship at UWA at a Global Citizenship Forum in Otago, organised by the Matariki Network of Universities (MNU), and will work with other students from around the world to help shape Global Citizenship programs at university here

Citizenship and compassion key to successful student placements

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Published on pg 12 in the February 2018 edition of Drugspeak produced by the WA Network of Alcohol & other Drug Agencies in partnership with the Western Australian Mental Health Commission. Read about how our interns have gained valuable insights into the importance of compassion when working in the Alcohol and other Drug Agencies sector here

Student helps Enable Emma Young

Published in the Bunbury Mail on 21st March 2018. Read about how UWA Arts student, Emma Young, travelled to Bunbury to intern with Enable WA, which provides quality, individualised support for people living with a disability in the South West of the State, and assisted them in mobilising clients to build stronger community connections here

UWA duo returns from Global Citizen internships ready to tackle global issues

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Published in the Western Suburbs Weekly on 22nd March 2018. Read about how UWA Law student Jessica Vu and Psychology student Shakira Donovan learned first-hand what it means to be an active citizen on a global scale during their three-month internship with Global Citizen in New York here

Student's Stint Gives Insight

Elizabeth Alderson

Published in the Pilbara News on 14th March 2018. Read about how UWA students, such as postgraduate Law student Elizabeth Alderson, are learning about the unique differences between regional and urban communities through the McCusker Centre for Citizenship's innovative internship program here

Gabrielle intent on justice for all

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Published in the Subiaco Post on 9th December 2017. Read about Gabrielle's placement at a prestigious London-based law reform organisation which has pushed for law reform to better protect individual rights and uphold Britain's reputation for adherence to international law for the past 60 years here

UWA quartet designs plan for Mirrabooka technology hub

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Published online in the Stirling Times on 28th November. Read about the Tech Hub, designed by students of the Wicked Problems: Applied Transdisciplinary Design unit here

Secret Harbour uni student helps revamp Albany Men’s Resource Centre

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Published online in Weekend Courier on 4th September. Read about how Alex Arnold revamped the Albany Men's Resource Centre's website and built them an app, while learning about men's mental health, during his McCusker Centre for Citizenship Internship here.

Yin & Yang - Felicity Zempilas & Felicity Negus

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Published in The West Weekend Magazine, September 4th 2017. Read more about McCusker Centre for Citizenship intern Felicity Negus and her supervisor, Magistrate of WA's Start Court, Felicity Zempilas here.

Are Millenials as Selfish as We Think?

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Listen to the RN Life Matters Show featuring the Centre's director Michelle Scott and our intern Jenny Vo here.

Global Poverty Fight

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Published in the Canning Times, July 4th 2017. Read the full article here.

Winthrop UWA student on a mission to make a difference

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Published in the Melville Times, June 29th 2017. Read the full article here.

My Generation: Model Citizens

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Published in The Weekend West supplementary 'West Weekend' Magazine, June 18th 2017. Read the full article here.

Marangaroo student volunteers with Red Cross

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Published on the Wanneroo Community Times, June 9th 2017. Read the full article here.

Pre-Primary a Must for Children

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Published in The Examiner, 12th June 2017. Read the full article here.

UWA medical student receives McCusker Centre for Citizenship internship

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Published on the Western Suburbs Weekly, 6th June 2017. Read the full article here.

Kensington resident smashing stereotypes about young people

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Published in the Southern Gazette, 4th April 2017. Read the full article here.

Waterford UWA student not shy of activism after NYC stint

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Published in the Southern Gazette, 23rd February 2017. Read the full article here.

Duncraig: Aspiring lawyer inspired to volunteer

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Published in the Joondalip Times, 23rd February 2017. Read the full article here.

Citizens give to others

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Published in The West Australian, 22nd February 2017. Read the full article here.

Medical Student Savours Field Trip

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Published in The Kimberley Echo, 24th January 2017. Read the full article here.

As Citizens, what we do for society counts

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Michelle Scott's, the McCusker Centre for Citizenship Director, opinion piece for The Western Australian, 14th December 2016. Read the full article here.

Providing Opportuntities for 'Active Citizenship'

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Published on Pro Bono, Australia, 6th December 2016. Read the full article here.

Applecross university student gets eye-opening experience in Kimberley

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Published in The Melville Times, 24th November 2016. Read the full article here.

UWA student and one of first McCusker Centre for Citizenship interns discovers ‘crazy’ statistics on youth during time with Youth Affairs Council of WA

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Published in The Guardian Express, 23rd June 2016. Read the full article here.

Interns Changing Lives

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Published in The Post Newspaper, 18th June 2016. Read the full article here (page 61).

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Sarah McCauley
Current UWA Student
Intern at Southcare

"The McCusker Centre for Citizenship provided an opportunity to explore unchartered territory and experience firsthand the inspiring work, people, and mission of the community and not-for-profit sector. I would recommend this opportunity to any UWA student. You might find a new passion or direction for your future career. I know I did."

Ross Wortham
CEO
Youth Affairs Council of Western Australia

“Our organisation and others have been blown away by the quality and professionalism of the interns and we benefit from the different viewpoints they bring. I'm now very excited by the collective impact that potentially hundreds of these interns will have on the community service sector over the coming years, helping to build real generational change.”

Rebecca Ball
Executive Director
Office of Multicultural Interests

"There’s a great need for young people to contribute to internships like these. They bring contemporary thinking, they reflect the views of not only their own personal views but the views of their peers and that’s very important... to be embedding that type of thinking ..."